Waterfront dining at restaurants in RI offers lush seaside views

Waterfront restaurants can run the gamut from seafood shacks to white-tablecloth food extravaganzas. Enjoy dining by the sea in all its forms during your Rhode Island vacation with family or on a weekend getaway.

159 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-596-2610

Oceanside dining with the perfect ocean view

Dine by the Atlantic on Misquamicut Beach at this 350 seat deck restaurant serving delicious food and drink. Couples, friends, families and kids will find a new and expansive lunch and dinner menu to meet their summertime appetites. There’s great seafood Italian tastes, Carib-Asian and modern American fare including fish and chips, appetizers and entrees like lobster, salmon, clams, mussels and calamari. Try the house smoked entrées, tasty quesadillas, hot wings, and Paddy’s famous burgers, sandwiches and ever popular seafood entrees. Then quench that thirst with punches, coladas and margaritas, beer and wine, or take it up a notch with the award-winning Signature Specialty Drink menu. From May-September there’s seven miles of white sand, family lodging and amusements, live music and fun just waiting for you – beachside.

49 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-9000 Toll-Free: 800-955-2558

Enjoy waterfront dining in Newport that's innovative and exciting

Saltwater in Newport is everything a great casual waterfront restaurant should be. We craft our menus using locally-sourced, in-season ingredients. And our innovative farm-to-table fare is prepared on Himalayan salt blocks, recognized for high mineral content and therapeutic properties. Allow the natural vitality salt blocks impart to our cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. We're also known for our signature sangria and bar libations. Summer evenings Thursday through Saturday and on Sunday afternoons enjoy live music on our harborside patio. We serve breakfast, too. Our bar is open daily until 1:00 a.m., with a late-night menu from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. and take-out until midnight. Discover how dining can be an inspiring experience.

1 Goat Island Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-851-1234

The Windward Restaurant - Experience the Ultimate in Seaside Dining

Looking to experience one of the best Newport, Rhode Island, restaurants? Enjoy elegant surroundings and spectacular food when you dine at Gurney's Newport Resort's Windward Coastal Grille. Rich wood floors and generously-proportioned windows serve as the perfect backdrop to a stunning view of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Experience our waterfront dining and observe sailboats gliding in and out of the harbor as you dine on fresh seafood, daily specials, and prime cuts of beef, poultry and pork. Our professional wait staff is always accommodating and never obtrusive. Sophisticated atmosphere and an impressive beverage list ensure there's something for everyone when you’re looking for a great place to eat on your next Newport vacation.

65 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-348-8200

Eat, drink and be inspired

Dine on the waterfront at The Kitchen at Pleasant View Inn. Offering full-service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a full bar serving cocktails, beer and wines, fresh, high quality local seafood and traditional American fare. Four dining rooms all feature stunning oven views. The main dining room is highlighted by classic antique furniture and has recently transitioned away from a formal to more family-friendly ambiance and attire. Guests seeking a casual atmosphere can enjoy The Upper Hatch. A classic wrap-around bar, this is ideal for relaxing and savoring a bite to eat. Full meals from The Kitchen menu can be provided or for those on the go, light snacks like crab cakes, chicken wings, a shrimp cocktail or clams can be ordered up.

117 Memorial Boulevard Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-1300 Toll-Free: 866-793-5664

At The Spiced Pear, Enjoy Fine Dining with Ocean Views

At The Spiced Pear Restaurant at Newport's Chanler at Cliff Walk, the dining experience reflects the elegance and comfort of the local lifestyle. Chef Thomas Duffy has designed an extensive menu of contemporary New England dishes with classic French influences. Start off with a glass of wine and shaved vegetable salad or wild burgundy escargot. Move on to rich entrees like Maine Diver Scallops, Berkshire Pork Chops, or Butter Poached Lobster. If you can't bear to make a choice, don't. Instead, take advantage of our Chef’s Tasting Menu option, a six-course dinner that can be experienced with or without wine pairings. For breakfast or lunch, enjoy a meal at The Veranda, an enclosed dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular ocean views.